The states where buyers can get the most bang for their buck

With home prices steadily rising, buyers are spending more for less space, and in some cases, they’re dropping nearly $1 million for fire-damaged or dilapidated homes in desirable locales. But, not all hope is lost, according to GoBankingRates latest h…

5 best cities for first-time homebuyers looking to save

In the current housing market, first-time homebuyers often get the short end of the stick — they’re more likely to be on the hunt for lower-priced starter homes, which have already been snatched up for use as single-family rentals or are occupied by homeowners unwilling to enter a volatile housing market.

Buyers will bear the brunt of rising homebuilding costs in 2018

Houzz today released its 2018 State of the Industry report, which reviews the 2017 performance for seven residential renovation and design business categories, including architects, homebuilders and interior designers and provides predictions for the y…

Why we can’t count on current homeowners to boost low inventory

Seventy-nine percent of homeowners told Bankrate they don’t plan to move in the next five years. Another 62 percent said they’ll never move from their current home …

Home prices rise again for 70th month in a row, no signs of stopping

Home prices across the country are continuing a rise akin to the 15 years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price NSA Index.

Average earner would struggle to buy home on their own in 68% of counties: study

Attom Data Solutions released the results of its Q1 2018 U.S. Home Affordability Report, which showed that average wage earners ($57,009) could not afford a median priced home in 68 percent of U.S. counties (304 out of 446) …

Agent/broker perspective: Who decides what buyers can afford?

A Miami real estate agent wants to close her sales, but she is worried about the trend of local buyers who are purchasing homes beyond their means …

Third Blissville homeless shelter since 2017 to open in Queens, NY

An industrial enclave of a hip neighborhood in Queens, New York, will serve as the latest site for a homeless shelter in an area already festooned with temporary housing. A Fairfield Inn hotel at 52-34 Van Dam Street in the …

Wage growth is great, but it can raise the homeownership barrier

First American today released its latest Real House Price Index, which showed that real home prices increased 0.4 percentage points month-over-month and year-over-year in December. Furthermore, real house prices are 37.1 percent below the housing boom …

Taxes and home prices driving coastal homeowners inland: Redfin

A surge in migration from expensive, high-tax cities like San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles has benefited more affordable metros, such as Sacramento …